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Past Tense: Jan. 26, 2012

65 years ago – 1947 The Chamber of Commerce announced that a deputy sheriff would be assigned to the area, and a new switchboard would be installed in the summer to handle 200 phones. • • • A University of Southern California movie crew photographed the Chamber meeting for a film dealing with the proposed […]

Lifelines: The revitalizing nature of nature …

After his recent visit, my wife and I invited our 30-year-old son to move to Idyllwild. He loves fishing, hiking, and the outdoors, all which provide him a much-needed respite from the pressure of his days in the Marine Corps. When I saw a T-shirt hanging in the Idyllwild Gift Shop the other day, I […]

Off the Leash: Citizens unite against “Citizens United” …

Recently, during a Town Hall meeting in New Hampshire, GOP Presidential candidate Mitt Romney fielded a question from a young man in the crowd, asking the candidate if he thought that corporations were people. The question was in reference to the Citizens United v. Federal Elections Commission decision handed down by the Supreme Court on […]

Outside Idyllwild: Chasing the sun ...

Outside Idyllwild: Chasing the sun …

It seems I have been spending an inordinate amount of time with my camera in the pursuit of sunrises and sunsets. My recent trip to Wyoming whetted my appetite for sunrise photographs. Now Idyllwild has proved to be no slouch when it comes to great sunsets. After Wyoming, I started paying attention to the sunrise […]

Creature Corner: Jan. 19, 2012

Creature Corner: Jan. 19, 2012

Several four-leggeds decided to venture out on their own this weekend, and most have been reunited. Paws up to Sammy the Rhodesian ridgeback mix, Shelby the black Lab, Truffles the Rottie mix, Susie the blonde Lab and Tank the Lab/pit puppy.

Past Tense: Jan. 19, 2012

Past Tense: Jan. 19, 2012

65 years ago – 1947 There were 300 families living year-round in the area. 60 years ago – 1952 Movie shows at Hillbilly Lodge ended as the Froelichs worked to complete their new Rustic Theatre. 55 years ago – 1957 Hill folk living beside Strawberry Creek reported hearing a strange noise following the heavy rain. […]

Lola’s Kitchen: Recipe clippings …

Everyone has one drawer in the kitchen, (not the junk drawer) filled with recipe clippings. OK, maybe just women do, never having met a man who admitted to cutting recipes out of magazines. Some of my clippings are very old and splattered with who knows what. At one point, I tried organizing everything to no […]

Tax Tips: Do you need a tax preparer?

Editor’s note: “Tax tips” returns and will appear bi-weekly throughout tax season. Stephen T. Peppler, E.A., C.F.P., has graciously agreed to provide the tax information to our readers. This time of year we begin to get our records together and make plans for filing our taxes. Whether to complete them on your own or seek […]

Creature Corner: Jan. 12, 2012

Creature Corner: Jan. 12, 2012

Paws up to Winifred, our Weimaraner puppy, who gave everyone who walked in the door those big puppy eyes, and made contact with her forever family. We have pictures at ARF of Bruno, a chocolate American Staffordshire, who needs to be rehomed as his owner is ill. Do you know what love is? To Sweetpea, the ARF Diva, it’s a soft caress, a warm blanket, a

Past Tense: Jan. 12, 2012

Past Tense: Jan. 12, 2012

65 years ago – 1947 Pop Groom leased land above Pine Cove where Haigh and Weller were logging for a winter sports area. 60 years ago – 1952 The State Riding and Hiking Trail project again stalled due to right-of-way difficulties. The trail may be re-routed elsewhere. 55 years ago – 1957 Janet Froehlich was […]

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